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Free Game Friday: Orchids to Dusk

You seem to have crash landed onto an article in which I, Ed, and not Emily, am hosting #FreeGameFriday. Captain Olimar's older brother was tending...

Are High Street Game Stores Living On Borrowed Time?

By Martin Blessing We are moving quickly in the digital age. Movies and music are available to us at a touch of a button wherever...

Drowning in Surround Sound: The impact of audio on video games

By Felix Wong As a lifelong music enthusiast, I’m a stalwart consumer of stereo sound. I owe my adolescence to a pair of middling speakers and...

Free Game Friday: Don’t Escape 2

Don't Escape 2 is all about keeping yourself safe from hordes of attacking zombies... and it's completely free! Check it out for this week's #FreeGameFriday.

H1Z1: King of the Kill Early Access Preview

H1Z1: King of the Kill is definitely one of those games that makes me glad that fully sensory immersion virtual reality isn’t a thing....

Games That Changed Our Lives #18: FIFA Football

For a series that's 23 years old, FIFA Football has done incredibly well to stay relevant. Its singular focus means it won't appeal to...

Are Open World Games Too Open?

Over the past few years, the open world genre has become massively popular – the industry has become bloated with these huge, sprawling game maps.

The Problem With Gaming and Art Discussions

I may be very late to the debate. It may be a fairly settled matter; most gamers and even the general public generally assume...

Free Game Friday: Frozen Free Fall

Today's Free Game Friday is Frozen Free Fall: a match-three puzzler available on consoles and PC.

The Culling – Closed Alpha Initial Impressions

In hindsight, the adrenaline rush of excitement I received when I got to take part in an organised fight to the death doesn't seem...

Is Uncharted’s Nathan Drake a Bad Guy?

The protagonist of the Uncharted series, Nathan Drake, acts as a mascot for the PlayStation brand. He's funny, charming, and his hair is perfectly styled...

Playing Underwater Exploration Games With a Fear of the Ocean

You wouldn’t catch me dead in the ocean. Well, not unless I’ve slipped through the justice system in Dexter that is. In the past...

No Man’s Sky: The Impossible Dream Realised

So, here we are. It has been a long road, but finally, we have a release date and the concrete knowledge that No Man's...

Free Game Friday: Ib

Replaying through The Crooked Man has reminded me of my love of pixelated horrors so without further ado we’re looking at Ib (pronounced *eeb*) designed in the RPG Maker 2000 by kouri.

A Quick Look at Forced Showdown

Forced Showdown is a top-down roguelike that incorporates deck building, which seems like a winning combination given the current gaming landscape. However, while Forced Showdown...

Free Game Friday: The Crooked Man

Hold on to your boots, kids, because this week we’re looking at The Crooked Man, a pixelated horror created by Uri in Wolf RPG.

A quick look at SMITE on PlayStation 4

SMITE, originally released back in 2014 for the PC after a lengthy beta phase, later in 2015 was released on Xbox One. MOBAs were -...

Like Marvel or Diablo? Maybe you should try Marvel Heroes 2016

Having never read any Marvel comics, nor seen any of the very many films and TV shows based on their properties in the last...
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Games That Changed Our Lives #15: Silent Hill 2

Funnily enough, during my first playthrough of Silent Hill 2, 3 and 4, I never actually touched the controller. I sat on a couch,...

Hitman, and Why I’m Sceptical About “AAA” Episodic Games

In case you couldn't tell from the title, I'm sceptical about "AAA" episodic games. When Square Enix's next Hitman title was announced as a...
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